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1217614 tn?1333510259 To massage the masseter muscles on each side of your jaw, place your thumb inside your mouth and squeeze the thick muscle in your cheek with your fingers. To massage the jaw muscles inside your mouth, use your index finger to probe and massage these spots. Moist heat or cold packs on the face, vitamin supplements, or biofeedback are useful for some people. Usually people find a method that brings relief by trial and error. Consult an ENT specialist.
Avatar f tn I have had three rounds of injections in the mandibular joint. I have a stiff jaw, hard to open wide enough to eat, sore but no visible swelling. Back in the 80's I was a chairside assistant and seem to remember something about gently chewing gum to exercise th e joint and get it to loosen. Is this still ok? How long can I expect it to take for my jaw to loosen up enough to eat with out difficulty?
Avatar n tn About 10 days ago I had a root canal done on my left lower last molar. My dentists have always commented that I have a very small mouth. She used a prop device placed on the right side but for much of the procedure asked me to open wider since she had to get way into the back. The root canal procedure went well but since then I have had alot of pain in my jaw joint (actually on the upper jaw) and difficulty opening my mouth very wide.
Avatar n tn It feels sore in my left side of the mouth, it hurts when I try to open it, when I chew... and even when I put my tongue out. I remember before this happened, like a month or two, I had a cold, and I kinda had a hard time hearing, the inside of the ear would hurt and it felt itchy. And from time to time I would get like a sharp pain between my jaw and throat. Right in the line that the two meet... it still kinda sore if I poke it.
Avatar n tn begin to do jaw excersises....moving jaw right to left 10 times...slowly...then open and closing jaw 10 times....maybe 4 times a day.
Avatar m tn Hi, It can happen. First, from having to have your mouth open for the extraction time, and second because of the surgical trauma. I had three out at one time and couldn't open my mouth for a month. You can try warm compresses on the angle of your jaw, and I hear chewing gum may help. The muscle should start to relax soon. Good Luck. Let us know how your are and others may come on with some other ideas for you.
435139 tn?1255460391 I had a hard time also with my son. The LC said to kind of pull down on his bottom jaw and wait to try and get the baby to really open his mouth. Good luck.
Avatar f tn after a routine dental visit my jaw was just sore from the shot that I got in my lower and 5 weeks later I cant open my jaw/mouth more a quarter of an inch without horrific pain.it seems to be getting worse I have gone to the dentist and the doctor it is not TMJ and I am on naproxin and pain killers which dont even help. Nobody seems to know what is wrong does anybody have any answers.
Avatar f tn I was put to sleep along time ago and they messed my jaw up, they must have had to pry my mouth open or something. It has not been the same since. It I open it to wide it pops out of place. The Dentist heard it poping too. Sometimes it makes it hard to eat. Hope your having a good day.
Avatar f tn I have felt pain on and off the entire time since but this weekend I got to where I could hardly open my mouth to eat without having a lot of pain. I know I need to go to the doctor but I do not have the money to go. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas to ease some of the pain.
Avatar f tn Mine use to hurt at the beginning of my pregnancy . It was horrible if I ate or open my mouth to wide it would hurt idk why but it doesn't any more .
Avatar f tn One tooth in particular was a little further back and I have a small mouth, so I really had to open my mouth wide. I could feel my jaw cramping up while she was working on my teeth. All in all, my mouth was probably open for a half hour or so. After the numbness wore off, I noticed that I was having a radiating pain in my jaw. I assumed it was just from having the dental work done.
Avatar f tn I tried some of the exercises online for TMJ or TJM whatever you call it lol and it helped a little but now my jaw feels kind of heavy.
2112219 tn?1334286044 I am a 27 year old female. Smoker (though trying to quit), but normalish health wise. For about 3 months now I have noticed a pain, right in the soft spot at the top of the jaw, directly behind my ear lobe. When it started it was infrequent and lasted only a few minutes and was only mildly annoying. Now it happens every day, pretty much all day, though it is worse at night. It is a pulsing/stabing pain.
Avatar f tn One tooth in particular was a little further back and I have a small mouth, so I really had to open my mouth wide. I could feel my jaw cramping up while she was working on my teeth. All in all, my mouth was probably open for a half hour or so. After the numbness wore off, I noticed that I was having a radiating pain in my jaw. I assumed it was just from having the dental work done.
Avatar m tn Also for the outside, find your cheek bones and put your four fingers lightly below them and slowly open your mouth to what is comfortable, and feel the muscle that moves, and move your fingers to be on top of that muscle and push as you open your mouth, gently of course. Other simple but effective exercises are stretching your neck side to side front to back, and everywhere in between, especially on the tighter side. Using heat helps to loosen it up for stretches too.
Avatar n tn It can put a terrible strain on the muscles down the sides of your neck. Same with jaw pain. Holding your mouth open can be stressful. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1/4 tsp per 8oz warm water). That will help with any pain that might be in your gums from the cleaning and warm compresses on your jaw and neck will help with the muscle strain. The red spots on your tongue can be caused by dry mouth.
Avatar m tn i may see an ent if sore throat does not go away soon i do get the earaches and aching pain in the face also though
Avatar f tn To massage the masseter muscles on each side of your jaw, place your thumb inside your mouth and squeeze the thick muscle in your cheek with your fingers. To massage the jaw muscles inside your mouth, use your index finger to probe and massage these spots. Moist heat or cold packs on the face, vitamin supplements, or biofeedback are useful for some people. Usually people find a method that brings relief by trial and error. Consult an ENT specialist.
Avatar m tn I did not experience vertigo with my TMJ, only a sharp pain that occured around my ear and jaw joint. The specialist I saw cautioned me to not open my mouth too wide. He used a banana as an example of the widest you should open your mouth. I do know that it can be caused by arthritis. One thing that really helped the TMJ was a mouth splint which keeps the mouth in the proper position.
3123268 tn?1342176937 I do have severe TMJ, which I also thought was a likely culprit. My mouth cannot open or close without the massive popping of my jaw. Basically any movement of my jaw causes it, and it can be quite irritating at times, but usually not painful. As for lymph nodes, I was incorrectly diagnosed with lymphoma early last year, and only found out it was not through a biopsy of my right-side lymph node in my neck.
824295 tn?1241652549 Try circular massage at jaw joint, face muscles and around the ear. You actually may want to go to an oral maxillofacial specialist if your dentist only offers you a soft plastic night guard or says he can't do much to help you. You will want a hard plastic, flat planed splint. This is the kind I have and was recommended for me. It is expensive, but I'd be miserable without it. I have a classic type two overbite and arthritis in both jaws.
Avatar n tn I am more inclined to think that the trismus is related to the injection. I suggest you try to force open your mouth a little at a time each day. You might try using tongue blades between your teeth and increasing the number each day. If this does not work then you might have to go to an oral surgeon and under sedation have your jaw opened to break any adhesions that are present.
Avatar f tn My friend is a dental hygienist and says its very common to feel mouth and jaw pain when your sinuses are acting up. Especially if you have a sinus infection.
Avatar f tn I have found magnesium helps with my TMJ. I used to be able to crack my jaw so loud you could hear it at the other end of the house! lol With magnesium....you need to be very close to hear it now. Anyway, I was magnesium deficient and had a lot of symptoms including light sensitivity and anxiety. You might want to give magnesium a try. Especially if you suffer from stress and anxiety! Avoid magnesium oxide. 4% absorption. I tried it.. meh pretty useless. I like magnesium citrate.
422172 tn?1215990852 That stands for tempomandibular joint (if I remember correctly). It means the hinges that allow your jaw to open. The hinges are right next to your ears. If you touch or manipulate the bad side, does it hurt there? Your dentist can confirm whether or not you have this disorder. It's not usually part of MS, but it can be. I had a lot of trouble there for several months in '06, but it finally abated and has not retuned.